z3 Front Brakes Interchangability

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zgeekster
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  Z3 roadster 1.9i

z3 Front Brakes Interchangability

Post by zgeekster » Sat 29 Apr, 2017 21:10

Hello again

Just wondering if its possible to fit 2.8 brake assemblies, including hubs and knuckles to my little 1.9?

Any one done it on 16" wheels?

Cheers

spurs fan in a coupe
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  Z3 coupe 2.8
Location: woking

Re: z3 Front Brakes Interchangability

Post by spurs fan in a coupe » Sat 29 Apr, 2017 22:20

Yes possible, in fact easy to do.

You need any 6 cylinder engine Z3 brakes to do it, will have vented discs, you need to bigger carried to allow for the extra thickness of the disc.

You also need the callipers, as the 1.9s can't be pushed back far enough to allow the discs and pads to sit in the cavity.

Nice upgrade, I did it to my old (for sale) track car.

Page 2 of my progress thread https://zroadster.org/threads/the-track ... 647/page-2

I fitted 15 inch track wheels as I had tyres left over from my clio 172 that I killed. Just had enough clearance to fit over the brakes.

PM me if you need any help

FYI, I'm in Woking, Surrey
we expres: " He did hear the bells ringing, but doesnt know where where the clapper hangs".

zgeekster
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  Z3 roadster 1.9i

Re: z3 Front Brakes Interchangability

Post by zgeekster » Sun 30 Apr, 2017 16:35

Thats great, thanks

I have been offered a set of complete assemblies less shocks and wish bones... I think it will be a nice, sensible upgrade!

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